Charles Parker Company design catalogues and historical information - household and interior design items (2016)

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"MERIDEN CURTAIN FIXTURE CO. (THE)
Established 1869. President, Charles Parker; Secretary and Treasurer, Dexter W. Parker; Manufacturers of Shade Cloths, Shade Rollers (Patent Central Bore) and Shade Fringes. 440 Broad St."

"PARKER, CHARLES CO. (THE)
Charles Parker, President; C. E. Parker [1], Vice-President; W. H. Lyon, Secretary. Manufacturers of The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Coffee and Spice Mills, Vises, Blinds, Hinges, etc. New York Office, 97 Chambers Street."

"PARKER & WHIPPLE CO. Clock Manufacturers."

— D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Meriden Curtain Fixture Co." (including building illustration), "The Charles Parker Company", and "Parker & Whipple Co.", (pp. 211-12). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. (See entry details below.)


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1830s

Newspaper articles and adverts

(c. 1832-). Various advertisements and newspaper articles - search engines. (Viewed 16 October 2016.)


1840s

Historical information

Perkins, G.W. (1849). Historical sketches of Meriden. Franklin E. Hinman: West Meriden. 117 pp. ("On pp. 115-17, "Manufactures in Meriden in 1849" are listed, including Charles Parker.) (Viewed 11 June 2016. A00779-80.)


1850s

Price list

Charles Parker Company. (1851). Price list of articles manufactured by Charles Parker, Meriden, Conn. 35 pp. (Viewed 16 July 2017. A02769.)


1860s

Historical information

Charles Parker Company. (1862). Price list of articles manufactured by Charles Parker, Meriden, Conn. (coffee mills, hardware, silver-plated flatware, presses.) 86 pp. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01097.)

Historical information

Bishop, J. Leander. (1864). On "Charles Parker companies", (pp. 754-55). In A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860. Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co. (Viewed 1 June 2017. A02568-70.)

Historical information

Bishop, J. Leander. (1868). "Manufactures in Meriden", (includes details about Charles Parker companies), (pp. 424-26). In A history of American manufactures from 1608-1860, (3rd edition, revised and enlarged). 643 pp. Philadelphia: Edward Young & Co. (Viewed 15 June 2016. A00816-18.)

Design catalogue

Parker & Casper, Co. (1869). Illustrated catalogue and price list of silver plated ware. Number of pages unknown. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01069.)

Design catalogue

Charles Parker. (after 21 September 1869). Illustrated catalogue of domestic hardware, Britannia spoons. (Updated 5 May 2017. A01066.)


1870s

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1870). Charles Parker’s illustrated catalogue of domestic hardware: Britannia spoons, plated and Britanniaware, plated spectacles, tobacco boxes, &c. Cover of catalogue reprinted in Charles Parker Co. (c. 1945). An account of the past and the present activities of the Charles Parker Company and the Bradley & Hubbard Division, (unnumbered p. 4). 28 pp. unnumbered. Meriden, CT. (Updated 4 May 2017. A00480; AAA00015. DM.)

[also showing illustrations of buildings: machine & gun works, iron spoon works, union works, hinge & scale works, and Britannia & German silver works.]

Historical information

Davis, Charles Henry Stanley. (1870). Charles Parker Company illustrations (pp. 472b, 477, 490b, 494b); The Parker & Caspar Co., coffee mills, and C. & E. Parker brass and iron castings mentions (p. 494). In History of Wallingford, Conn. From its settlement in 1670 to the present time: Including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Cheshire, which was incorporated in 1780. (Also see "Manufactures section": pp. 472-495.) 1086 pp. Meriden: Published by the author. (Viewed 17 November 2016. A00793-94.)

Reprinted illustrations

Parker & Whipple Co. / Parker Clock Company. (1873-1926). Various illustrations of clocks. Reprinted in The Parker Story (pp. 950-57), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00051. DM.)

Court case

(March 1874). “Supreme Court of Errors of Connecticut. Meriden Britannia Co. v. Charles Parker”, (pp. 153-62). The American Law Register (1852-1891). (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00602; AAA00022.)

Missing design catalogue

Parker & Whipple Co. (1875). The little jewel pendulum clock, manufactured by Parker & Whipple Co. Meriden Conn.. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00051.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Parker & Whipple Co. (1875). Cover and page from The little jewel pendulum clock, manufactured by Parker & Whipple Co. Meriden Conn. (1875). Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 949), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00051. DM.)

Charles Parker Co. in 1876 exhibition

See: (1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [Listed: Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. (President: Charles Parker) (p. 28). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.]. [Exhibition dates: 10 May - 10 November 1876.] 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. (Viewed 16 June 2016. A00841-42.)

Charles Parker Co. in 1876 exhibition

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia. [Core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; exhibitors include Meriden Curtain-Fixture Company, (President: Charles Parker)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. Viewed 25 June 2016. A00965-75.)


1880s

Price list document

Charles Parker Company. (1880). Revised price list, Jan. 1, 1880, of coffee mills ... manufactured by the Charles Parker Co., Meriden, Conn. 1 sheet. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01082.)

Design catalogue

Chas. Parker Co. (1880-1899). Piano stools, scarfs, music cabinets, etc. 115 pp. (Viewed 7 May 2017. A00752; A00762.)

Illustrations of buildings

Porter, Wils (lithographer). (1881). Illustrations of Charles Parker Co. Works and Charles Parker residence. In Meriden, Conn. 1881 / From Summit Heights [print (lithograph)]. B. S. Farrow (Publisher). (Object no. 1973.0498.004. Viewed 3 June 2017. A02584-85.)

Advertisement

Charles Parker Company. (1883). Advertisement in Meriden City Directory (1883). (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00038.) [4]

Map

(1884). Meriden, Connecticut map, (p. 7 showing "The Parker & Whipple Clock Fac.", presumably today on "West Main Street"). Sanborn Map & Publishing Co. 14 leaves. (Viewed 21 November 2016. A01026; AAA00008.)

Advertisement reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1889). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1889) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 919), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038. DM.)


1890s

Historical information

(1891). On "The Charles Parker Company", (p. 159 and promotional illustration of wares). In Connecticut of to-day: Its chief business centres. Acme Publishing and Engraving: New York. (Viewed 3 March 2017. A01543; A01553-54.)

Advertisement reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1892). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1892) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 920), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038. DM.)

Charles Parker Co. in 1893 exposition

(1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893, Official catalogue, Part VIII [Listed: Meriden Curtain Fixture Co., (President: Charles Parker) (p. 23).] [Exhibition dates: 1 May - 30 October 1893, Chicago.] W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. (Viewed 4 August 2016. A00850-56.)

Charles Parker Co. in 1893 exposition

Also see: (1898). Connecticut at the World’s Fair: Report of the commissioners from Connecticut of the Columbian Exhibition of 1893 at Chicago. [Listed: Meriden Curtain & Fixture Co. (p. 128)]. Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company: Hartford, CT. (Viewed 2 March 2017. A01528-31.)

Historical information

D.H. Hurd & Co. (1893). "Meriden Curtain Fixture Co." (including building illustration), "The Charles Parker Company", and "Parker & Whipple Co.", (pp. 211-12). In Town and city atlas of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from government surveys, county records and personal investigations. Boston, MA. (See excerpts at top of this webpage. Viewed 2 June 2016. A00749-50; A01137.)

Advertisement reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1893). Advertisement: “Antique Oak Boxes; With Metal Ornaments and Satin Linings; Over One Hundred Styles To Select From; Specially Designed for Holiday and Wedding Gifts; The Charles Parker Co.; Meriden, Conn.” In (1893) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 944), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00037. DM.)

Historical information

Moore, William F. (1894). On "Charles Parker", (pp. 84-6 with portrait illustration). In Representative men of Connecticut, 1861-1894. Massachusetts Publishing Co.: Everett, MA. (Viewed 28 May 2017. A02458; A02465-67.)

Historical information

Hall, Henry. (1895). “Charles Parker”, owner / manufacturer, Charles Parker Company, including Meriden Curtain Fixture Company, with illustration (pp. 608-10). In America’s successful men of affairs. An encyclopedia of contemporaneous biography (vol II). The New York Tribune; 1074 pp. (Viewed 2 June 2016. A00746-48.)

Advertisement reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1896). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1896) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 920), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038. DM.)

Missing design brochure

Charles Parker Company. (1897). Portable heater brochure. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00038.)

Design brochure excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1897). Page from portable heater brochure (1897). Reprinted in The Parker Story (pp. 928), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038; A00650. DM.)

Historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Charles Parker Co., Parker Clock Co., and Meriden Curtain Fixture Company", (p. 931, 933). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 9 June 2017. A02626; A02633; A02640.)

Historical information

Davis, William T. (Ed.) (c. 1897). On "Charles Parker" (pp. 1079-80 with illustration). In The New England states, their constitutional, judicial, educational, commercial, professional and industrial history, vol. 2. Boston: D. H. Hurd & Co. (Viewed 1 August 2017. A02626; A02794-95.)

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1899). Lamp catalogue (no. 16). [“Index lists 172 lamps and chandeliers, consisting of 36 chandeliers (some with two, three, four or six founts); 33 spring extension library lamps; 14 hall lamps; 58 banquet lamps; 11 piano lamps; 4 bracket lamps; and 16 table lamps.”)] [5] Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00038.)

Design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1899). Eight reprinted pages from Lamp catalogue (no. 16) (1899). In The Parker Story (pp. 921-27), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038; A00650. DM.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (19th century-1940s). Various illustrations of Parker coffee mills and grinders. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 972-89), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00050. DM.)


1900s

Design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (c. 1900). Mills, coffee, drug & spice; The Charles Parker Co.: oldest manufacturers of coffee mills in the United States. 64 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. A01083.)

Advertisement reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1900). Advertisement: “The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic Brass and Bronze Goods, Gimlet-Pointed Wood Screws, Coffee and Space Mills, Vises, Blind Hinges, Cabinet Locks, Etc.”. In (1900) Meriden City Directory. Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 920), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038. DM.)

Map

(1901). Insurance maps of Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut map, (pdf p. 28, Map 26, Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. on Charles Avenue near Parker Avenue; also pdf p. 34, Map 32, Charles Parker Piano Stool Dept). Sanborn-Perris Map & Publishing Co. 51 leaves. (Viewed 22 November 2016. AAA00504-06.)

Clock in design catalogue

(c. 1902). Parker Clock Co. - alarm clock. In 1969 reprint, 1902 Sears Roebuck catalogue, p. 115. Crown Publishers. (Viewed 9 May 2017. A02414-15.)

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). "Charles Parker Company" section including illustrations of buildings, (pp. 48-54). (Also, "The Meriden Curtain Fixture Co.", (pp. 54-6). In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part III). 1248 pp overall. (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

Historical information

Gillespie, Charles Bancroft & Curtis, George Munson. (1906). Biographies of Charles Parker Company management: Charles Parker [pp. 310-16 including portrait); Dexter Parker (pp. 316-17 including portrait (p. 313) and house (p. 315)]. In A century of Meriden: A historic record and pictorial description of the town of Meriden, Connecticut and the men who made it, from earliest settlement to close of its first century of incorporation, (Part II). 1248 pp overall. (Viewed 19 November 2016. A00791-92.)

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1907). Chas. Parker Co.: Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, cabinet, scarfs, and covers. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00037.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1907). Six reprinted pages from Chas. Parker Co.: Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, cabinet, scarfs, and covers (1907). In The Parker Story (pp. 935-40, 942-43), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00037; A00650. DM.)


1910s

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (c. 1911). Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, etc. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00037.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (c. 1911). Two illustrations of piano scarves reprinted from Piano and organ stools, chairs, benches, etc. (1911). In The Parker Story (p. 944), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00037; A00650. DM.)

Advertisement

Charles Parker Company. (1913). Advertisement in Meriden City Directory (1913). (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00038.) [6]

Historical information

Marquis, Albert Nelson. (1915). "Dexter Parker", (p. 820). In Who’s who in New England, (2nd ed.). 1207 pp. A. N. Marquis & Company: Chicago. (Viewed 17 June 2016. A00861-62.)

Historical information

(1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut biography, vol 4. [On Charles Parker, (pp. 262-64).] The American Historical Society, Inc.: Boston, New York, Chicago. (Viewed 27 November 2016. AAA00507-09.)

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1918). Piano and organ stools, etc. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00037.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1918). One reprinted page from Piano and organ stools, etc. (1918). In The Parker Story (p. 941), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00037; A00650. DM.)

Map / illustration

(1918). Aero view of Meriden, Connecticut. [Including 5 illustrations of Charles Parker Co. – lamps, fixtures, spice and coffee mills: 48 Elm Street; Parker Bros.: 26 Cherry Street; Parker Clock Co.: 600 West Main Street] Hughes & Bailey: Boston. (Viewed 2 July 2016. A01020-21.)

Design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (c. 1919). Parker coffee mills (catalogue no. 52). 12 pp. (Viewed 20 July 2016. A01084.)

Design catalogue excerpts reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1919). Cover from Parker coffee mills (1919). Reprinted in The Parker Story (p. 971), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00050. DM.)

Design catalogue excerpts reprint

(c. 1919). Two reprinted pages of “Parker lamps” from unspecified distributor catalogue (c. 1919). In The Parker Story (p. 929-30), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038; A00650. DM.)


1920s

Design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1920). Mills: Coffee, drug and spice. 64 pp. (Updated 7 May 2017. A01085.)

Price list

Charles Parker Company. (1920). [Net Price List of Piano and Organ Stools, Chairs and Benches]. (Two versions.) Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 2 June 2016.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara.

Design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1921). “Catalog no. 33, 1921-22”. 46 pp. Meriden, CT. ("Includes Dec 1921 and Jan 1922 net price lists.) (Updated 7 May 2017. A00649.)

Price list

Charles Parker Company. (1921). [Net Price List of Piano and Organ Stools, Chairs and Benches]. Number of pages unknown. (Viewed 2 June 2016.)

  • Offline - University of California, Santa Barbara.


1930s

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1930). Lamp catalogue. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00038.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1930). Two reprinted pages from Lamp catalogue (1930). In The Parker Story (p. 931-32), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038; A00650. DM.)

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company. (1939). Parker Benches (catalogue no. 40). Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00037.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company. (1939). Three reprinted pages from Parker Benches (catalogue no. 40) (1939). In The Parker Story (pp. 945-47), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00037; A00650. DM.)


1940s

Missing design catalogue

Charles Parker Company, Bradley & Hubbard Division. (c. 1940). Brochure with Rayo lamp. Number of pages unknown. No copy in a public library known to exist. (Viewed 23 July 2016. AAA00038.)

Design catalogue excerpt reprint

Charles Parker Company, Bradley & Hubbard Division. (c. 1940). One reprinted page from brochure with Rayo lamp (c. 1940). In The Parker Story (p. 933), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038; A00650. DM.)

Promotional booklet

Charles Parker Co. (c. 1945). An account of the past and the present activities of the Charles Parker Company and the Bradley & Hubbard Division. 28 pp. unnumbered. Meriden, CT. (Updated 4 May 2017. A00480; AAA00015. DM.)

Secondary source

May, Earl Chapin. (1947). "Parker & Casper" mention, (p. 118); "Charles Parker" mentions, (pp. 9, 39, 67, 78, 80, 84). In Century of silver, 1847-1947; Connecticut Yankees and a noble metal. 388 pp. New York: E.M. McBride & Company. (Viewed 15 March 2017. DM.)


1950s

Historical information

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). On Charles Parker Company, (p. 84-5; 178-79). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). (Viewed 27 November 2016. A00789-90.)

Historical information

Wendover, Sanford H. (1956). Photo of unspecified Charles Parker Company building, (photo section after page 276). In 150 years of Meriden. Meriden: Meriden Sesquicentennial Committee. (Published in connection with the observance of the city’s sesquicentennial, June 17-23, 1956). (Viewed 27 November 2016. A00789-90.)


1960s

Secondary source

Callahan Nolan, Mollie. (October 1967). Early glass craftsmen in Meriden. Unpublished document: summaries of company activities including "Parker and Casper, 1867-1869". 4 pp. (Viewed 10 August 2017. AAA00632.)

  • Offline - Meriden Public Library, "Meriden - Industries - Glass" file.

"Charles Casper and Charles Parker operated a glasscutting shop on Pratt Street, corner of Catlin Street, producing caster bottles, sugar dredgers, mustard and salt linings and other items used with silver fittings by several local silverware manufacturers. The cuttings were usually various styles of flutes and copperwheel engraving.

In 1869 this shop absored into the Wilcox Silverplate Company and the Meriden Silver Plate Company". [Full excerpt from above.]


1970s

Charles Parker Co. in 1973 exposition

(17 September 1973). Governor at big E today; Local firms are exhibitors. Meriden Record newspaper, p. 8. [Article mentions Charles Parker Co. as exhibitor in Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA, c. September 1973.] (Viewed 23 October 2016. AAA00375-77.)


1980s

Secondary source

Vumbaco, Brenda J. (1988). On Charles Parker and Charles Parker Company, [p. 37-8, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59 (reprinted photo of mansion), 66, 73, 74 - portrait]. In Meriden – Connecticut crossroads: An illustrated history. 144 pages. Windsor Publications: Northridge, CA. (Viewed 29 November 2016. A00804.)


1990s

Charles Parker Co. in 1994-95 Dallas exhibition

Venable, Charles L et al. (1994). Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor exhibition catalogue / book. [Exhibition venue: Dallas Museum of Art, 6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995.] Curated by Charles L. Venable. (Viewed 21 August 2016. AAA00075.)

Secondary source

(c. 1998-2000). The Parker story. The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. (Updated 24 April 2017. A00650. DM.)


2000s

Key article

D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (October 2005). American art brass. Antiques, pp. 100-09. (Viewed 26 January 2017. AAA00562.)

Charles Parker Co. in 2005-07 exhibition

D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement, (catalog of exhibition held at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, and Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY). (Includes "The Charles Parker Company", section pp. 42-48.) (Updated 19 April 2017. A00008-09; A00692; A00962-63. DM.)

Charles Parker Co. in book

Zukowski, Karen. (2006). Creating the artful home: The Aesthetics movement, (pp. 101-02, including photograph of a Charles Parker Company oil lamp, c. 1885). Gibbs Smith. 176 pp. (Viewed 3 August 2016. A01096.)


2010s

Secondary source

Franco, Janis Leach. (2010). Illustration of Charles Parker (p. 34); photo of Charles Parker mansion, 816 Broad Street, (p. 43). Reprinted in: Meriden. Arcadia Publishing: Charleston, SC. Viewed 15 December 2016. DM.

Article / video presentation

Butkus, Paul. (19 March 2016). The famed Wilcox mansion and its demise. [On the mansion owned by Jedediah Wilcox and later Charles Parker, with video lecture by Brian Cofrancesco.]

Charles Parker Co. in 2016-17 exhibition

Green, Nancy and Reed, Christopher (Eds.) JapanAmerica: Points of contact, 1876-1970 (exhibition catalogue). [Exhibitions at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (27 August - 18 December 2016) and Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (12 February - 21 May 2017). (Updated 22 January 2017. A01431-33; AAA00551-55.)


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PGCA Forums

(Undated). Parker Gun Collectors Association Forums. [An important source to see scans of excerpted bits of primary source documentation contributed by various forum members, especially guns, vises, and sometimes other Parker Co. documentation.]

Map

(Undated). Charles Parker (Iron Spoon Works) - fire insurance map. (Viewed 15 May 2017. A02437.)


Footnote:
[1] "’C’. E. Parker" is not clearly legible in the online copy.

[2] Regarding "active 1832-1957", see D’Ambrosio, Anna Tobin. (2005). Brass menagerie: Metalwork of the aesthetic movement. Utica, NY: Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. (ISBN: 0915895293), page 42. [A00692]

[3] "Parker & Casper" later became part of Wilcox Silver Plate Co. See inside front cover of Earl Chapin May’s A century of silver (1847-1947) (1947).

[4-6] Stated in The Parker Story (p. 918), (c. 1998-2000), The Parker Story Joint Venture Group. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V. 1 & V.2. Meriden Public Library call no. R 683.4 PA V.1 and V. 2 (link to library entry); Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Chicago, call no. TS536 .P38 1998 (link to library entry). (See worldcat.org for other locations.) (Updated 24 April 2017. AAA00038. DM.)



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